My Goal is to Make This Easy for You

Standard Proofreading Package ($25/hour)

  • Choose your preferred method to see corrections: I can track changes in Word, use Adobe's PDF editing tool, or print a hard copy and use standard proofreaders' marks.
  • Do business with me online:  Email your document to me, receive and sign your contract online, and pay your invoice online.
  • Choose your deadline: Receive your corrections in one week or, for an extra fee, in three days.

I want you to know exactly what you will get if you hire me to proofread your writing. The categories below describe in detail the issues I will take care of for you.  

You may not normally think of some of these items when you think of proofreading. You’ll be happy to know that proofreading goes way beyond finding typos and misspelled words!

Click on each category to see a detailed list of what is included.

My Goal is to Make This Easy for You

  • Choose your preferred method to see corrections: I can track changes in Word, use Adobe's PDF editing tool, or print a hard copy and use standard proofreaders' marks.
  • Do business with me online:  Email your document to me, receive and sign your contract online, and pay your invoice online.
  • Choose your deadline: Receive your corrections in one week or, for an extra fee, in three days.

Standard Proofreading Package ($25/hour)

I want you to know exactly what you will get if you hire me to proofread your writing. The categories below describe in detail the issues I will take care of for you.  You may not normally think of some of these items when you think of proofreading. You’ll be happy to know that proofreading goes way beyond finding typos and misspelled words!

Click on each category to see a detailed list of what is included.

  • Are commonly misused words used correctly? (me vs. I; which vs. that;  lay vs. lie; than vs. then; affect vs. effect)
  • Have homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings and are usually spelled differently) been checked? (your vs. you’re; its vs. it’s; who’s vs. whose; to vs. two vs. too; they’re vs. their vs. there)
  • Do all subjects and verbs agree? (NO: There’s a lot of animals in this park. YES: There are a lot of animals in this park.)
  • Are there any incorrect verb tenses?
  • Have any words been repeated? (the the)
  • Are there any missing words? (a, at, in, it, on, the, to)
  • Are acronyms spelled out at first mention?

Have the following choices been implemented consistently throughout the text?

  • Do acronyms have periods? (U.S. vs. US)
  • How are certain words to be spelled? (e-mail vs. email; website vs. web site)
  • Are emphasized words in boldface or italics?
  • Which number formats are used? (3 vs. three; 2000 vs. 2,000 vs. two thousand) 
  • Which date and time formats are used? (Sep. 23 vs. September 23rd; 21st century vs. twenty-first century; 1990s vs. ’90s; 4pm vs. 4:00pm vs. 4:00PM)
  • Which percentage, fraction, and money formats are used? (15% vs. 15 percent; 1/2 vs. one-half; $15 vs. $15.00 vs. fifteen dollars)
  • Are titles of books, magazines, newspapers, films, and songs in boldface or italics?
  • Which heading and subheading styles are used? (title-style vs. sentence-style capitalization; complete sentences vs. fragments; starting with a noun vs. a verb)
  • Are proper nouns (including names of people, places, and companies) spelled consistently? (John vs. Jon; St. Louis vs. Saint Louis, Apple vs. Apple, Inc.)
  • Do URLs start with http:// or just www.?
  • Are all link text styles and button text styles consistent?
  • Have all website and email links been tested? 
  • How are bulleted and numbered lists formatted? (complete sentences vs. fragments; starting with a noun vs. a verb; period vs. no period)
  • Have page references within the text been checked to ensure that the referenced material is actually on the page indicated?
  • Is there any incorrect, inconsistent, or missing punctuation? (commas, semicolons, quotation marks, apostrophes, etc.)
  • Are brand names capitalized? (Kleenex vs. kleenex)
  • Are apostrophes used correctly for possessives? (especially for plurals)
  • Are apostrophes removed from years and acronyms? (1980s, not 1980’s; DVDs, not DVD’s)
  • Do sentences introducing a bulleted or numbered list end in a colon?
  • Have commonly misspelled words been reviewed? (liaison, noticeable, separate)
  • Are words hyphenated correctly at the end of a line? 
  • Are there any transposed numbers in the company’s contact information?
  • Are all fonts and point sizes correct? 
  • Any extra spacing between words or double spacing after periods?
  • Are numbered lists numbered correctly?
  • Is there a word that isn’t completely formatted in bold or italics?
  • Have bibliographies, tables of contents, charts, captions, and footnotes/endnotes been checked for format, spelling, and punctuation?
  • Is line spacing consistent?
  • Are headings and subheadings positioned correctly?
  • Is any of the text misaligned?

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  • Are commonly misused words used correctly? (me vs. I; which vs. that;  lay vs. lie; than vs. then; affect vs. effect)
  • Have homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings and are usually spelled differently) been checked? (your vs. you’re; its vs. it’s; who’s vs. whose; to vs. two vs. too; they’re vs. their vs. there)
  • Do all subjects and verbs agree? (NO: There’s a lot of animals in this park. YES: There are a lot of animals in this park.)
  • Are there any incorrect verb tenses?
  • Have any words been repeated? (the the)
  • Are there any missing words? (a, at, in, it, on, the, to)
  • Are acronyms spelled out at first mention?

Have the following choices been implemented consistently throughout the text?

  • Do acronyms have periods? (U.S. vs. US)
  • How are certain words to be spelled? (e-mail vs. email; website vs. web site)
  • Are emphasized words in boldface or italics?
  • Which number formats are used? (3 vs. three; 2000 vs. 2,000 vs. two thousand) 
  • Which date and time formats are used? (Sep. 23 vs. September 23rd; 21st century vs. twenty-first century; 1990s vs. ’90s; 4pm vs. 4:00pm vs. 4:00PM)
  • Which percentage, fraction, and money formats are used? (15% vs. 15 percent; 1/2 vs. one-half; $15 vs. $15.00 vs. fifteen dollars)
  • Are titles of books, magazines, newspapers, films, and songs in boldface or italics?
  • Which heading and subheading styles are used? (title-style vs. sentence-style capitalization; complete sentences vs. fragments; starting with a noun vs. a verb)
  • Are proper nouns (including names of people, places, and companies) spelled consistently? (John vs. Jon; St. Louis vs. Saint Louis, Apple vs. Apple, Inc.)
  • Do URLs start with http:// or just www.?
  • Are all link text styles and button text styles consistent?
  • Have all website and email links been tested? 
  • How are bulleted and numbered lists formatted? (complete sentences vs. fragments; starting with a noun vs. a verb; period vs. no period)
  • Have page references within the text been checked to ensure that the referenced material is actually on the page indicated?
  • Is there any incorrect, inconsistent, or missing punctuation? (commas, semicolons, quotation marks, apostrophes, etc.)
  • Are brand names capitalized? (Kleenex vs. kleenex)
  • Are apostrophes used correctly for possessives? (especially for plurals)
  • Are apostrophes removed from years and acronyms? (1980s, not 1980’s; DVDs, not DVD’s)
  • Do sentences introducing a bulleted or numbered list end in a colon?
  • Have commonly misspelled words been reviewed? (liaison, noticeable, separate)
  • Are words hyphenated correctly at the end of a line? 
  • Are there any transposed numbers in the company’s contact information?
  • Are all fonts and point sizes correct? 
  • Any extra spacing between words or double spacing after periods?
  • Are numbered lists numbered correctly?
  • Is there a word that isn’t completely formatted in bold or italics?
  • Have bibliographies, tables of contents, charts, captions, and footnotes/endnotes been checked for format, spelling, and punctuation?
  • Is line spacing consistent?
  • Are headings and subheadings positioned correctly?
  • Is any of the text misaligned?

Let’s get started! Click below to send me a note. 
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Have the following choices been implemented consistently throughout the text?

  • Do acronyms have periods? (U.S. vs. US)
  • How are certain words to be spelled? (e-mail vs. email; website vs. web site)
  • Are emphasized words in boldface or italics?
  • Which number formats are used? (3 vs. three; 2000 vs. 2,000 vs. two thousand) 
  • Which date and time formats are used? (Sep. 23 vs. September 23rd; 21st century vs. twenty-first century; 1990s vs. ’90s; 4pm vs. 4:00pm vs. 4:00PM)
  • Which percentage, fraction, and money formats are used? (15% vs. 15 per cent; 1/2 vs. one-half; $15 vs. $15.00 vs. fifteen dollars)
  • Are titles of books, magazines, newspapers, films, and songs in boldface or italics?
  • Which heading and subheading styles are used? (title-style vs. sentence-style capitalization; complete sentences vs. fragments; starting with a noun vs. a verb)
  • Are proper nouns (including names of people, places, and companies) spelled consistently? (John vs. Jon; St. Louis vs. Saint Louis, Apple vs. Apple, Inc.)
  • Do URLs start with http:// or just www.?
  • Are all link text styles and button text styles consistent?
  • Have all website and email links been tested? 
  • How are bulleted and numbered lists formatted? (complete sentences vs. fragments; starting with a noun vs. a verb; period vs. no period)
  • Have page references within the text been checked to ensure that the referenced material is actually on the page indicated?
  • Are commonly misused words used correctly? (me vs. I; which vs. that;  lay vs. lie; than vs. then; affect vs. effect)
  • Have homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings and are usually spelled differently) been checked? (your vs. you’re; its vs. it’s; who’s vs. whose; to vs. two vs. too; they’re vs. their vs. there)
  • Do all subjects and verbs agree? (NO: There’s a lot of animals in this park. YES: There are a lot of animals in this park.)
  • Are there any incorrect verb tenses?
  • Have any words been repeated? (the the)
  • Are there any missing words? (a, at, in, it, on, the, to)
  • Are acronyms spelled out at first mention?
  • Is there any incorrect, inconsistent, or missing punctuation? (commas, semicolons, quotation marks, apostrophes, etc.)
  • Are brand names capitalized? (Kleenex vs. kleenex)
  • Are apostrophes used correctly for possessives? (especially for plurals)
  • Are apostrophes removed from years and acronyms? (1980s, not 1980’s; DVDs, not DVD’s)
  • Do sentences introducing a bulleted or numbered list end in a colon?
  • Have commonly misspelled words been reviewed? (liaison, noticeable, separate)
  • Are words hyphenated correctly at the end of a line? 
  • Are there any transposed numbers in the company’s contact information?
  • Are all fonts and point sizes correct? 
  • Any extra spacing between words or double spacing after periods?
  • Are numbered lists numbered correctly?
  • Is there a word that isn’t completely formatted in bold or italics?
  • Have bibliographies, tables of contents, charts, captions, and footnotes/endnotes been checked for format, spelling, and punctuation
  • Is line spacing consistent?
  • Are headings and subheadings positioned correctly?
  • Is any of the text misaligned?

Consistency

Have the following choices been implemented consistently throughout the text?

  • Do acronyms have periods? (U.S. vs. US)
  • How are certain words to be spelled? (e-mail vs. email; website vs. web site)
  • Are emphasized words in boldface or italics?
  • Which number formats are used? (3 vs. three; 2000 vs. 2,000 vs. two thousand) 
  • Which date and time formats are used? (Sep. 23 vs. September 23rd; 21st century vs. twenty-first century; 1990s vs. ’90s; 4pm vs. 4:00pm vs. 4:00PM)
  • Which percentage, fraction, and money formats are used? (15% vs. 15 per cent; 1/2 vs. one-half; $15 vs. $15.00 vs. fifteen dollars)
  • Are titles of books, magazines, newspapers, films, and songs in boldface or italics?
  • Which heading and subheading styles are used? (title-style vs. sentence-style capitalization; complete sentences vs. fragments; starting with a noun vs. a verb)
  • Are proper nouns (including names of people, places, and companies) spelled consistently? (John vs. Jon; St. Louis vs. Saint Louis, Apple vs. Apple, Inc.)
  • Do URLs start with http:// or just www.?
  • Are all link text styles and button text styles consistent?
  • Have all website and email links been tested? 
  • How are bulleted and numbered lists formatted? (complete sentences vs. fragments; starting with a noun vs. a verb; period vs. no period)
  • Have page references within the text been checked to ensure that the referenced material is actually on the page indicated?

Word Usage & Grammar

  • Are commonly misused words used correctly? (me vs. I; which vs. that;  lay vs. lie; than vs. then; affect vs. effect)
  • Have homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings and are usually spelled differently) been checked? (your vs. you’re; its vs. it’s; who’s vs. whose; to vs. two vs. too; they’re vs. their vs. there)
  • Do all subjects and verbs agree? (NO: There’s a lot of animals in this park. YES: There are a lot of animals in this park.)
  • Are there any incorrect verb tenses?
  • Have any words been repeated? (the the)
  • Are there any missing words? (a, at, in, it, on, the, to)
  • Are acronyms spelled out at first mention?

Punctuation & Spelling

  • Is there any incorrect, inconsistent, or missing punctuation? (commas, semicolons, quotation marks, apostrophes, etc.)
  • Are brand names capitalized? (Kleenex vs. kleenex)
  • Are apostrophes used correctly for possessives? (especially for plurals)
  • Are apostrophes removed from years and acronyms? (1980s, not 1980’s; DVDs, not DVD’s)
  • Do sentences introducing a bulleted or numbered list end in a colon?
  • Have commonly misspelled words been reviewed? (liaison, noticeable, separate)
  • Are words hyphenated correctly at the end of a line? 
  • Are there any transposed numbers in the company’s contact information?

Formatting

  • Are all fonts and point sizes correct? 
  • Any extra spacing between words or double spacing after periods?
  • Are numbered lists numbered correctly?
  • Is there a word that isn’t completely formatted in bold or italics?
  • Have bibliographies, tables of contents, charts, captions, and footnotes/endnotes been checked for format, spelling, and punctuation
  • Is line spacing consistent?
  • Are headings and subheadings positioned correctly?
  • Is any of the text misaligned?
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